Dahlonega Campus Art Exhibits
Roger May (b. 1975) is an Appalachian American photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born in the Tug River Valley, located on the West Virginia and Kentucky state line, in the heart of Hatfield and McCoy country. His photographs, essays, and interviews have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, National Geographic, The Oxford American, Le Monde diplomatique, The Bitter Southerner, Appalachian Heritage, and others. In February 2014, he started the crowdsourced Looking at Appalachia project. May speaks about his work, about the visual representation of Appalachia, and photographs on commission.
Artist Talk & Reception: September 15, 5 p.m.
September 22 - October 20
Allen ChenThe Space Between
Allen Chen describes his installation as “Ceramic objects spiraling and carving through the exhibition space.” Drawing inspiration from nature, medical shapes, and science, he infuses work with rich earthy colors. His final compositions are abstract sculptural elements constructed in ceramic material suspended from the ceiling surrounding the visitor who becomes part of the installation.
Chen was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the California at the age of 12. He received his MFA from the University of Notre Dame. He was a long term artist in residence at Mendocino Art Center, Red Lodge Clay Center and Lawrence Arts Center. Allen Chen currently teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattisburg as an assistant professor of ceramics.
Artist Talk & Reception: October 20, 5 p.m.
November 3 - December 8
2016 Southern Printmaking Biennale VII International Juried ExhibitionThe Southern Printmaking Biennale is a juried exhibition of innovative works in all printmaking media including monotypes, large-scale prints, and three-dimensional prints. The 2015 Juror is Nicholas H. Ruth, from the Department of Art, Hobart &
Rochester, NY, 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale VI International Best of Show award winner
Rochester, New York. Ruth was chosen as the Best in Show award winner in 2014. The 2016 prize has been awarded to Aaron Coleman whose lithography draws inspiration from a remarkable array of sources.
Reception: November 11, 5 p.m.
January 19 - February 9
Mother, Lover, Sister, Queen: Works of Jamie Bull
Glitter, metallics and a dizzying mixture of patterns combine in the large, abstract constructions of Athens artist Jaime Bull. She uses humor and play to explore social issues like nature, culture, fantasy and sexuality. This exhibition features her exploration of women in water with works fabricated from a collection of bathing suits and prom dresses made of spandex.
Jaime Bull received her MFA in 2013 from the University of Georgia where she continues to teach. Recently she was selected from the Studio Artist Program at the Atlanta Contemporary.
Artist Talk & Reception: January 19, 5 p.m.
February 16 - March 16
March 27 - April 20
Hal B. Rhodes III Student Exhibition
Awards Ceremony & Reception: April 6, 5 p.m.
April 5 – April 14
Senior Exhibition Series, Group I
Reception: April 14, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
April 19 – April 28
Senior Exhibition Series, Group II
Reception: April 28, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Graduating art majors on the Dahlonega Campus present senior thesis materials, during the Senior Exhibition Series in the Library Technology Center.
January 26 - March 10
Georgia Art Educators and Their Students
Each year, Georgia Art Educators and their students are invited to exhibit work in Price Memorial Hall. A juror selects two award-winning works from both the teachers and the students.
Reception: March 10, 5 p.m.
Bob Owens Art Gallery
The Bob Owens Art Gallery is located on the top floor of the Hoag Student Center across from the Great Room. The Bob Owens Art Gallery hosts approximately six exhibitions annually, including the “Hal B. Rhodes Student Exhibition,” and “Appalachia Here and Now.”
Gallery Hours during Exhibits:
- Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Library Technology Center
Additional exhibits can be viewed in the Library Technology Center. See the Library website for hours and location.